After almost a year since Apple released the iPhone 6 Plus in the market, the company has finally admitted that some of the phones they sold had defective cameras. According to a Tech Times report, Apple made an announcement on its website that it is launching a program to replace iPhone 6 Plus units that have indeed blurry photos due to the faulty iSight cameras.
In the announcement, the company claimed that the number of units with defective cameras account were only "a small percentage," and these units were only sold between September 2014 until January 2015. The company has a list of serial numbers for these defective units. Beyond this time, the iSight cameras that came with the iPhone 6 Plus were already up to standard.
Users who have purchased such units first need to check if their unit's serial number is included in the list. By going to the Apple support website and entering their serial number in the online tool, users can check if indeed their iPhone 6 Plus is eligible for free repair of the iSight camera. Their device's serial number can be found by going to Settings>General>About on their phones. more >>
At least two suicides may be linked to the hacking of cheating website Ashley Madison, Toronto police announced on Monday.
The hacking incident exposed the personal information of millions of Ashley Madison subscribers. Toronto authorities have issued a warning against possible scams and extortion of the site's users who desperately want to keep their infidelity under wraps, according to Reuters.
In the wake of these incidents, Ashley Madison's parent company Avid Life Media Inc. has offered a reward of C$500,000 ($379,132) to anyone who could catch the hackers. more >>
The Asus ZenFone 2 Deluxe probably trumps all the other devices in terms of memory because it packs a whopping 256 GB of storage.
The standard ZenFone 2 only has a fourth of the storage capacity of the Asus ZenFone 2 Deluxe. As of now, the availability and price of this Special Deluxe Edition is still unconfirmed, according to Tom's Guide.
The standard model costs around $300, but there is still no word about the estimated price of the Asus ZenFone 2 Deluxe. more >>
Being the first augmented-reality device ever created, Microsoft's HoloLens has become a much-awaited device for the public, but its exact release date is still uncertain.
HoloLens was created with a vision to allow gamers to play games for the iOS, Android, and Windows 10. Although it has been touted to become the toughest competitor in the gaming console market, the device may be more expensive than usual and the general market could not really afford it, according to CrossMap.
An anonymous Microsoft insider told the New York Times that the HoloLens will be priced significantly higher than the average gaming consoles in the market, which is between $300 and $500. The upcoming augmented-reality device is estimated to cost around $900, the report details. more >>
Sony has stayed largely mum on the exact release date of its PS4 virtual reality (VR) headset Project Morpheus, but there are reports that the firm may be ready to launch it in 2016.
So far, Sony has not given an exact date of the release for Project Morpheus, but it has only said that the device will be launched in the first half of 2016. An engineer in charge of the project revealed that they are still waiting to finalize the software of the PS4 VR headset, according to Franchise Herald.
Dennis Castleman, a hardware R&D engineer for Sony, put up a Facebook post about how ready the company is to enter the production phase for Project Morpheus. He said he has been on the project for three years and confirmed that it will be released to the market next year. more >>
Former Apple chief John Sculley has launched two low-cost Obi Worldphone smartphones — the SF1 and the SJ1.5.
Sculley is targeting the emerging market with the new Android smartphones SF1 and SJ1.5 that Obi Worldphone is proud to declare as "designed in San Francisco." The two phones are part of the company's efforts to provide the emerging markets in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East with premium quality yet affordable smartphones, according to the Tulane Hullabaloo Online.
The SF1 sports a slightly protruding display and a flat-edged top. The phone, which is named after San Francisco, runs a Qualcom Snapdragon 615 processor with LTE that will have two variants: the 32 GB storage with 3 GB RAM version, which costs $249, and the 16 GB storage with 2 GB RAM version, which costs $199, the Financial Express reports. more >>